Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Did you know that two out of three women who were physically assaulted by an intimate partner were sexually assaulted by their partner as well?  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click here for more information about domestic violence and sexual abuse. Visit our Facebook page all month long for facts and links to help you add your voice to voice to those supporting survivors and promoting prevention.

The Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance (RRCLA) Program

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is accepting proposals from NYS domestic violence service providers that are licensed and/or approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to coordinate and implement the RRCLA Program.
RFP Issued: 4/21/17
Proposals Due: 5/24/17 12:00 PM EST

2017-2019 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship Awards

OPDV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2019 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowships are the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. and the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.

The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response (RRER) Pilot Program

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is accepting proposals from NYS domestic violence service providers that are licensed and/or approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to coordinate and implement the RRER Pilot Program.

RFP Issued: 4/7/17
Proposals Due: 5/17/17 12:00 PM EST

OPDV announces a new publication: Domestic Violence and Faith Communities: Guidelines for Leaders

This document is designed to assist faith leaders in responding to domestic violence within their communities by providing guidelines and information about working with individuals who are abused, and by encouraging them to raise awareness of the issue within their communities.

To order copies, please use the Public Education Materials Order Form

New Domestic Violence and the Workplace Tools

Desk Reference for Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will help managers and supervisors assess for domestic violence and provide appropriate assistance and referral for victims. The information applies to all victims, regardless of their gender or the gender of their partner, including gay, lesbian and transgender victims and men who are abused by their female partners.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Safety Plan Meeting Guidelines (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will assist managers and supervisors in creating a workplace safety plan for victims of domestic violence that will enhance their safety and the overall safety of the workplace.

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